Hotel News Now has an interesting story describing the recent Best Western owners meeting. According to the story, Dorothy Dowling, Best Western’s SVP of Marketing and Sales asked the members in attendance if they would be willing to join Choice in the fight against Expedia by pulling their hotels from the site.
Bing was supposed to be the new black. Bing + Yahoo! search deal + Farecast integration + new mapping was supposed to = a revolution in search engines for Microsoft (excuse me.. not a search engine.. a discovery engine).
Virgin America has launched a new program via email tonight that offers members of Elevate, Virgin’s Frequent Flyer program, 20% off their next flight.
Priceline.com launched a cool new iPhone application today that not only functions well but is also really fun.
I have been mulling over my relationship with Qantas. I have just achieved life time Gold status with them while also qualifying for my ninth year in a row as one of their Platinum fliers.
How much of your business is yieldable? And how much of your business in non-yieldable? Or how much of your business allows you to really apply revenue management?
Ninety years ago, Ellsworth Statler, father of the modern hotel industry, was quoted as saying “There are three things that make a hotel famous – location, location, location.”
“Everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant things.”
U.S. online travel agencies (OTAs) have lost share of online bookings to suppliers over the past few years.
At Web 2.o Summit Marissa Mayer, (Google CEO) opened her short presentation with a curious statement:
The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) recently surveyed the travel managers of 109 international companies, and the results of this survey indicate that the business travel plans of a majority of these companies have not been impacted by the H1N1 flu (swine flu) virus.
A seemingly harmless franchise fight between the owners of the Quality Inn Vancouver Hotel and Quality Inn (the brand) has spiralled out of control into a giant consumer mess for travelers who booked rooms for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and got left high and dry.